Dr. Jay Lee, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UCLA Thoracic Surgery Assocs

10833 Le Conte Ave # 64-128 Los Angeles, CA 90095

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(310) 794-7333

Dr. Jay Lee, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lee has more experience with Thoracic Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lee to book an appointment.

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Dr. Lee is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Santa Monica, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lee

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lee treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lee treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 794-7333.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Lee is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lee
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Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lobectomy, Open
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

3.0

Based on 10 ratings

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I was referred to Dr. Lee by my pulmonologist for complex lung surgery because--as my doctor told me--he's the best. For me, he certainly was. I was very impressed during my first office visit with Dr. Lee at UCLA because he knew the details of a my history involving many tests and scans, took the time to explain my options, surgical and non-surgical, and spotted some issues not mentioned by others that warranted further testing before surgery. Subsequent visits were easily made, and very useful to me. Ultimately, his 4-hour surgery in March 2020 went perfectly. Post-surgically, Dr. Lee and his staff have been exceptionally communicative and helpful. Dr. Lee is an excellent surgeon.
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B. Ginder – Apr 12, 2020
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Excellent surgeon. One review said terrible bedside manner. Let's face it, his bedside manner means nothing since I am not getting in bed with him so to speak. What counts is his surgical skill and, at that he is tops.
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E R Glazer – Jul 25, 2019
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Dr. Lee is a terrible communicator. He is constantly changing his mind and can’t give a definitive answer. He seems unsure of his ability to care for ill patients and vacillates when he is asked questions. He was bold enough to state that an appointment should not be made unless we were sure we wanted to do surgery when he wasn’t sure if he wanted to perform the surgery. Terrible bedside manner. Will have to look for another surgeon who seems more secure in his/her ability.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 11, 2018
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Brilliant surgeon! Confident and a lifesaver!
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Norma Garcia in Las Vegas, NV – Mar 03, 2017
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He saved my life after a surgical accident not caused by him. I was near death when he went to work on me. I think he's brilliant.
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Tom Pincu in Los Angeles, CA – Jul 03, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jay Lee, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lee has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles
Medical School
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Does Dr. Jay Lee, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Jay Lee, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lee frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Lee specializes.

Where is Dr. Jay Lee, MD's office located?

Dr. Lee's office is located at 10833 Le Conte Ave # 64-128, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

UCLA Thoracic Surgery Assocs

UCLA Thoracic Surgery Assocs10833 Le Conte Ave # 64-128 Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lee is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)